February 2019


Seattle Perfumer Has a Nose for Sharing Stories Through Scent

“Every perfume I develop is an olfactive creation that tells each person’s unique story.”

SCENT-SATIONAL SPACE: Chelsey Owen’s sumptuous perfumery, Atelier Madrona


Cocktail of the Month: A Play on the Aperol Spritz at Seattle’s Cloud Room Bar

Aperitivos are all the rage, but this twist on the spritz works any time of day

This article appears in print in the February 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. The History: We can mainly thank the Italian spritz, sometimes called spritz Veneziano or Aperol spritz (it features the slightly bitter Italian aperitif known as Aperol, together with prosecco and soda), for driving the popularity of spritzes, both in Italy and elsewhere abroad. Today, there are…


Local Banker and Writer Presents a Stylish Take on the Art of Storytelling

“I’ve always wanted to dress formally and believe that doing so shows respect for my career and clients.”

This article appears in print in the February 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but Masoud Torabi would probably say that number is on the low side. The banker and menswear influencer, who has charm to boot, started writing movie scripts at age 5 in his home country…


Hitch, a Local Ride Share Service, Is Here for Pets

A gig economy veteran turns her attention to pet transportation

HAVE PUP, WILL TRAVEL: Hitch ride-share will transport your pets


Locally Produced Podcast, ‘Tides’, Explores Strange New Shores

The new podcast tells a story of an expedition to an Earth-like moon called Fons, a weird and wonderful world characterized by extreme tides and strange oceanic creatures

This article appears in print in the February 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. For many, the term “audio drama” might evoke the image of sitting around a radio listening to The Lone Ranger or War of the Worlds. For Ayla Taylor, it involves recording an interplanetary exploration tale with the help of an eight-person cast and crew. Taylor,…


Local Online Boutique Lichenology Brings Jewelry Back to Nature

Kelsi Dunn’s handcrafted line of jewelry puts nature’s beauty on display

MATERIAL WORLD: Kelsi Dunn uses natural materials she collects to create her jewelry


Can Changes to Laws Make a Difference in Seattle’s Eviction Courts?

Seattle’s eviction court is the place of last resort for many Seattleites who ultimately wind up on the street. Can a few changes to our laws give some of Seattle’s most vulnerable a chance for a better outcome?

This article appears in print in the February 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. The most surprising thing about Seattle’s eviction court is that most of the action doesn’t take place in a courtroom at all—it takes place in a hallway. Along the length of this dim, busy corridor that spans the west wing of the King County Courthouse…


Jimi Hendrix Exhibit Reveals Early Sparks of Creativity

His early drawings reveal a bent toward psychedelia (and a love for Husky football)

Young Jimmy Hendrix with his father, James “Al” Hendrix, in Seattle circa 1945


Local Satirical News Site Pokes Fun at Seattle

'The Needling' tackles some very Seattle subjects in a fun and lighthearted way

This article appears in print in the February 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. Because reading the real headlines these days can be a head-scratching, mind-numbing exercise in existential angst, an anonymous local journalist launched The Needling last October, a satirical “news” source similar to The Onion. “Real news can be overwhelming these days,” says its creator. We love…


A Seattle Florist With a Dancer’s Poise

The art of dance informs the arrangements of florist Meridith Isaacson

FLOWER GIRL: Meridith Isaacson in her flower shop, Verde & Co.


Seattle’s Food Scene Is at Your Fingertips

This month's Editor's Note from Rachel Hart

The short rib pho at Pho Bac Sup Shop is one of our favorites


The 100 Best Things to Eat in Seattle Right Now

A food lover’s bucket list: The region’s 100 best dishes to eat now

These piggy buns from Fashion Dim Sum are one of the best breakfasts in the Seattle area

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The Art of Weathering Winter: What “Self-Care” Really Is (and Isn’t)

How to cultivate more community, according to author Angela Garbes & State Representative Darya Farivar

The term “self-care” has become so overused that its meaning can be bent to almost any purpose. Is it indulging in a cocktail or abstaining from booze? Is it splurging on a skincare product or making peace with fine lines? Some have begun to use the term “community care” to refer to a commitment toward…

Photography by Alex Cayley.

Deep Focus

Tom Skerritt remains more committed than ever to the creative economy in the Northwest

Tom Skerritt is one of Seattle’s 25 most influential people reshaping our region. #mostinfluential   Fans were understandably disappointed to learn that Tom Skerritt wasn’t asked to reprise his role as Commander Mike “Viper” Metcalf in “Top Gun 2.” “You can’t beat Tom Skerritt with a gun,” wrote one fan on Twitter. Skerritt has said that…